I wasn't sure which forum to put this under, since it's not necessarily a question to decide whether to vax or not, but.... well, you'll read it.
What could be causing this "epidemic" (official words) of whooping cough in WA? The official line is unvaccinated individuals, adults as well as children. Apparently, the highest rates (numbers?) since the '40's. A high school close for sanitizing (flu and whooping cough) and the news is filled with important people urging adults to get vaccinated.
Is this the entire story? That WA has high rates of unvaccinated individuals? That adults need to continue vaccinating for pertussis? How do we compare to other states?
I just don't even know where to begin. I don't even know why I want the answers to this, but here it is. I would like some information to consider, but I'm not sure the best place to get it.